Meet up

LJC LIVE with Ben Evans and Heather Whyte

Thursday, 26th January in London

This meetup was organised by LJC: London Java Community in January 2023


The London Java Community is pleased to announce our first LJC Live event of 2023.

For our next event, we are pleased to welcome Ben Evan, Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat and Heather Whyte, Backend Software Engineer at Marshmallow.

Ben Evans - What Java developers need to know about Observability in 2023

As applications move to containers and migrate to the cloud, they become ever more complex, and it's increasingly important to monitor, analyze, and diagnose their behaviour. Observability is a new way of thinking about monitoring and understanding your applications. It’s supported by a growing range of open source tools and standards - part of the new wave of technologies that modern developers need to go fully Cloud Native.

Join Ben Evans to get the basics of Observability, including the fundamentals of metrics, logs, and tracing. You'll learn how to achieve observability in Java using OpenTelemetry, the emerging Open Standard for Observability, and we'll meet several other related OSS libraries and tools along the way.

Heather Whyte - Data Decoupling: A Marshmallow Case Study

Insurance is an industry rife with data, but getting all of that from our Java microservices into our data pipeline is harder than it looks! At Marshmallow we have tried many ways, which has been at times painful, limiting, and/or expensive - but we haven't given up yet. During this lightning talk, Java engineer Heather Whyte will demonstrate the data event sourcing framework Marshmallow has built to try and solve some of these problems and enable even more data-driven growth.


5:30 – 6:00 pm : Members Mingle with food and drink

6:00 – 6:10 pm: Welcome message from the LJC

6:10 – 7:00 pm: Ben Evans Presentation

7:00 – 7:30 Break for food and drinks

7:30 – 8:00 pm: Heather Whyte Presentation

This event is organised by RecWorks on behalf of the London Java Community.

The London Java Community is sponsored by Octopus Deploy, Payara, JFrog, Snyk and Sonatype.

The London Java Community would like to thank R3 for offering their meeting space for this event.

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